NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO will not be sent to war with the «Islamic state» in Iraq and Syria ground forces. According to Stoltenberg, a ground operation against is must follow the local armed forces, according to Reuters.
Stoltenberg stressed that NATO will support, including weapons, local armies fighting against ISIS, and will help Turkey to strengthen the air defense of the state.
The head of NATO was almost a repeat of the Sunday speech of President Barack Obama and said that the war is not between the West and Islam and between the West and terrorism.
«Muslims are in this war on the front line. The majority of victims are Muslims. And the majority of those who are now fighting with ISIS are Muslims», — said Stoltenberg.